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community is slbl but ed is right we've got serious business to construction this particular street on significance and menu to say 24 projects we've identified we're going to get to vision zero this is the night of the 24 projects we're dedicated since april wife identified those vision zero projects they're serious effort here with the translate today to quell the number number of injuries and death navigate this intersection that supervisor jane kim help we've got counsel a number of the injuries in the city those one has 50 accidents here resulting in two fatalities so i'm so glad to see residents here and community-based
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organizations whether it's united players or the so cam are the residents like ms. jones to join the city agency and the opportunity transportation authority and mta and the mayor's office our vision zero director and the supervisor staff agencies like walk sf and others we really have to come together literally on everyone every one of the intersection if we don't do something different more accidents will occur if anything we have to slow down traffic and make all people from all sides aware whether in their walkers or bicyclists or industrial folks everybody that is using our street have to be that much more aware and watch out for each other i myself these device when crossing the street i don't cross because i've got the green light i try
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to make eye contract and look both ways especially, when you've got families members that are looking at the wonderful sites in our city we've golden got to be careful with our growing population if the city we've got to do more we're absolutely going to do more we're building the basis with our mta and hopefully tomorrow our public will bless us with a strong vote of prop a that will allow us to do that much more (clapping.) $500 million the bulk of which goes to vision zero and pedestrian safety projects just like this one we need more things to slow down traffic we need better signage and education we need enforcement i wanted to thank our police department that's here a good number they're walking the beats and louth for the siefrt issues 4r0ug9 for people that may not
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be uss the street properly we have to use our streets smarter n this is why it's important to place that vision zero and there are month activities in our streets we're encouraging walking in the streets when i get through with this job i'm going to walk more and i want to feel safer and join with all the people that want to join me in walking the streets to be safer we won't ghetto there without vision zero by january 2016 all 24 projects that ben is in favor which to cooperate throughout the city have to be done and spend down this $300 million of the $500 million that will not raise property tax in the city and spend that down because we
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not all of those improvements whether their signal consortiums traffic improvements pedestrian safety bulb outs or signage sloan traffic making people more aware and big thrust in education because everybody has to be more aware so i will want to say this we have to move together on this and noted pointing out the fingers it's not just infrastructure or education it's not just one or the other all i have those things have to work in concert with each other and we have to talk what the bicyclists and the car drivers and talk with people that are moving supplies in and out for all of those crosswalks projects and talk with people that walk our streets in multiple different languages we have a lot of visitors from all over the world they're not use to the
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intense use of our streets as we grow as a city we have to center the conversation with all our partners and kids and look out for each other in addition to louth four users so vision zero is our goal and fraying will help get us there we're not going to wait we're beginning the projects we'll be you announcing them as time goes on as and a we get the projects done and need everybody's help the biggest advocate not only in the neighborhood is our supervisor jane kim she's brown on this (clapping) walking and talking and making sure that we incite the fund for this to happen and i time to say again, thank you supervisor for your leadership and thank you to you all the different allocations public works and the police departments to all of the
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infrastructure groups and to the advocates you know we don't want to be crying over the next accident but slshlt we saved for lives so each one of the traffic signal are these is important to the community thank you for being here (clapping). >> thank you, mr. mayor this is the kind of leadership we need to make our streets safer i want to thank the mayor for van prop a $500 million in education bonds for $300 million will be invested in advancing vision zero making our streets safer and it's not not only coming from the executive branch but the elective supervisor kim and all the 11 members of the board of supervisors unanimously supported prop a on the ballot and with that kind of unanimous support if city hall that we'll
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need in order to get even though 2/3rd's vote for the high threshold for the unif i had city hall and community to the chamber of commerce this is an investment that san franciscans will understand and being willing to make but it's not just with the bond as supervisor kim experienced her leadership which winner running for office she made pedestrian safety one of the top issues and this is a top issue her district is the most challenging foyer pedestrian safety and that's why laugh of the folks are here please welcome supervisor kim (clapping.) >> good morning many of us in the community that have been working on this for many, many years this morning is
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so existing this signal an sixth street is something the community has been fighting for about i was in office and to be here today on a community driven process to see our residents that fought for this is rewarding i want to recognize the south of market action network (clapping) who represents many of our families in the neighborhood the united players and city crossroads that rounding u run our youth programs across the street and walk sf has been a strong partner in making sure we advocate for this and, of course, any entire office is here ivy and sunny it took a lot of folks to make this a realty 4 years ago our residents actually organized a walk on significantly street that
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included edward reiskin and is ta and dpw and we started on significantly and market and walked to ross and to fulsome to talk about the needs that the community needs to make sixth street a safer place for the youth and seniors and mother jones and the collaborative to talk how the intersection was unsafe and we even crossed the crosswalks at significantly to see whether cars would stop for crossing when we walked across the street from that experience the following year the mayor's office actually worked with our office to fund a pilot we knew it would take a look at to get the prong we the first bulb out on significantly and howard number one and 3 on the top
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collision intersection in the city to shorten the walking distance for our pedestrians before you to remind drivers that those curb outs are an important place of safety for our walkers and finally opened the signal an ross for many families that walk across the street to go to betsy carmichael and now we're here today to open this signal (clapping) is it so exciting that improvements that we've been able to make on the last 4 years to make this neighborhood a safer place for you'll have us and remind the people 3 walk and commute through the districts that seniors and kids live here on isle on fulsome and howard and significantly again, this wouldn't have been possible without our residents that took
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the leadership to make it a realty want to thank our city agencies for working hard to put this on the ground as quickly as possible tilly chang the prop a dollars that helped to fund this today and, of course, edward reiskin but also with an night the engineer that put this on n place an significantly street the sf pd side commander is here oh, my god oar commander ali and commander and i will i is the traffic commander to make sure you're increasing the enforcement in the tenderloin and the south of market and the city to make sure we're telling the chiropractors and pedestrians what how we can share the road altogether so a
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big congratulations and thank you to everyone that was involved in making this a realty (clapping) >> thank you supervisor green again, that's the kind of leadership we need to make 24 happen and finally you've heard a lot from the supervisor and the neighborhoods this was built from the grassroots up and the strong support from the folks but it is new to make those things happen sometimes we don't have the level of support but the stronger support the easy to get this into the ground and no one epitomize misses this and relay people in the neighborhood to make things happen please join me in welcoming mother jones. >> (clapping) >> well, you guys its opinion 8 years i've been working on this
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project i'm ms. jones a head of organizers working with the city collaborative that is a great day for the community traffic is real bad down be significantly street this is a day i learned a new word collision so embodying i want to thank mta oh, united players those are the soldiers that keep our babies safe thank you devices so much and the communities it is our community and what we do with the community to help our kids in the future but god it is just amazing i never thought i'd see this day we recent the highest rate of collisions in significantly street and it is really hard especially, when you're a senior we need to widen the streets we need to fix those trees for
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wleerz can go by without getting stuck we need work on significantly and howard and work on howard and kidnap i'm so glad it is finally will happening i can see my dream obviously the kids in the community marching down the streets it is amazing thank you guys so, so much you have absolutely no idea what this means to me and my united players all right. now (clapping) thank you, thank you the mayor. >> thank you jane kim and the staff i want to thank each and every one of you i might want to hug everybody thank you (laughter) (clapping). >> thank you mother jones every community fluids a leaders
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e leader like this before we through the switch i want to acknowledge our executive director nicole schneider and advocate for making the streets safer and one of my bosses a member of the board of directors from the san francisco mta raul ramos one of the biggest champions for delivery of those projects and a lot of mta staff i want to acknowledge tom maguire (clapping) and our manager of liveable streets probable for making streets safer for bikes and pedestrians and people in cars mr. smith one of the engineers and the folks at p, and folk see that made it happen at this point, we're ready to through the switch our engineer should be on standby and ask the mayor to lead us in a count down to
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activate the signal. >> (laughte (laughter). >> jane. >> mother jones. >> come on up here. >> let's do a 3, 2, 1 must show ready 3 example 2 example 1 go (clapping.) thank you, everybody don't forget to vote (clapping)
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>> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david
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constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes.
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>> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth. >> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the
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ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the
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million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future?
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>> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and
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you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology.
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>> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an
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occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for
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>> [ gavel ] good afternoon. welcome to the meeting of the board of supervisors of the city and county of san francisco. home of the 2014 world series champions, the san francisco giants. it is tuesday, november 4, 2014. it is election day. please go and vote. with that, madam clerk e please call the roll. >> supervisors avalos, breed,

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